Ever wanted to make your own peanut butter? We didn’t, but only because we didn’t know it was something you could actually do without some industrial-strength kitchen equipment. Turns out we were wrong: not only is it possible, but it’s darn easy, too.
All you really need is an oven, a blender, some salt and a bunch of raw peanuts. Oh, and the below recipe, which comes to us from the good folk at Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter. Take it away, Pic’s.
300g raw peanuts. Try to get them from Kingaroy in Queensland. Argentinean peanuts are good too
Fine grain salt
Peanut or vegetable oil (if required)
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Put a shallow layer of peanuts on an oven tray and stick them in to roast. Peanuts burn quite easily, so make sure to shake and turn the nuts constantly. When they start changing colour from beige to tea brown, take out the tray to cool. The peanuts will keep cooking once they’re out of the oven, so continue to stir them until they’ve cooled down.
Tip 100 grams of roasted nuts into the blender and add salt at the ratio of one
teaspoon to a kilogram. It’s important not to blend too many peanuts at any one time or you’ll need a new blender. If the mixture looks chalky or dry, add a small dash of peanut or vegetable oil to start the process. Give it a good blend and that’s it. You’re done.
Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is available online, and at select stores around Australia and New Zealand.